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Melting sea ice on Hudson Bay

World Ranger Day Award 2021

We’re pleased to honor Leo Ikakhik and Joe Savikataaq Jr. of Arviat, Nunavut, with this year's World Ranger Day Award, presented each year on July 31.

A lone polar bear on the snow,

Polar Bear Questions: How Do Polar Bears Stay Healthy on a High-Fat Diet?

Polar bears consume massive amounts of blubber, yet their hearts remain healthy despite extremely high cholesterol levels. How do they do it?

A lone polar bear lit by the glow of the setting sun.

Our Thanks to Paira Daiza

Kudos to Paira Daiza for its generous grant in support of ongoing research on the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population.

A polar bear mom with two cubs.

Polar Bear Home Ranges and Family Ties

Are female polar bears homebodies or wanderers? Do adult daughters stay close to their mother’s home range? A new study sheds light on these questions.

Field researchers set up a solar panel at a den-monitoring site in Svalbard.

Ouwehands Zoo Foundation Supports Research

We’re grateful for the Ouwehands Zoo’s ongoing support of our long-term polar bear den monitoring research in Svalbard, Norway.

Image of summer bear tracker map

Bear Tracker Update: Summer 2021

Summer has arrived on Western Hudson Bay, and so have the polar bears. These bears in live in a Seasonal Sea Ice Ecoregion, where the ice melts each summer.

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